Great Beginnings Kariong

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Kariong. Our long day care and early learning centre provides child care in Kariong that is perfect for families living or commuting through Kariong, Mangrove Mountain, Narara, Phegans Bay, Point Clare, Tascott, Umina Beach and Wyoming. We are open from 6:30am to 6:00pm for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

Great Beginnings Exceeding Assessment and Rating

Our centre is proud to have received Exceeding the National Quality Standard. The National Quality Standard encompasses the seven key quality areas that are important outcomes for children’s learning and development.

Spacious areas for children to explore

From the moment you step into our Kariong child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to explore and learn. Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature large yards including a cubby house, sandpits, vegetable garden and play equipment to engage all the senses.  

As soon as you step into our Kariong child care centre, you’ll be immersed in a world where children are encouraged to learn and discover. Our spacious outdoor environments are spread across two-acres of land where we share our space with goats, rabbits, chickens and some lovely vegetable gardens. The children are involved in tending the garden, growing fresh produce and learning about our climate through an awareness of living sustainably. 

Our adventure-filled playgrounds feature sandpits, slides, climbing forts, water play area and play equipment. We provide children with the opportunity for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoors to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence. Being outside supports children’s overall health and wellbeing. 

Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house

Nutritious meals and snacks are created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators strengthen relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. 

High-quality early learning programs

No two days are the same at our Kariong child care centre. We offer an active and exciting preschool program with qualified Early Childhood Teachers, with the convenience of meals and extended hours. Our preschool program is the perfect way to support your child’s school readiness in an engaging way.

Educators and children venture out on excursions to our local community visiting the nearby theatre, recreation areas and landmarks. We welcome community members to the centre based on the children’s interests including the local fire brigade, visions screeners, audiologists, and more.   

As members of our Great Beginnings community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years. 

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 086  to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.  

1 Dandaloo Street, Kariong NSW 2250 (02) 4340 4067
Great Beginnings Exceeding National Quality Standard

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Kariong

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Amanda Lester
"Every child is capable of wonderful achievements when in an environment that promotes their strengths and encourages them to challenge their ideas."

A sneak peek inside our centre

Take a walk in your child's footsteps

Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at Great Beginnings Early Education Centres.
Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful information

Opening hours

Extended opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre: 

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our parent communication app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • Regular cultural events reflecting the diversity in our local community. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Sustainability philosophy embedded at our centre teaching children to care for the environment.

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 517 086 to chat through your child care needs! 

For your first day
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Specialised programs 
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required 


We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare.

Your team

Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 

Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $141.50
Toddler $132.50
Kindergarten $130.50

Note: Fees effective from June 2022.

The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, call 1800 517 086.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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